About Us



IATSE Local 891 consists of just over 7,000 professional artists and technicians who work in film and television production in BC. We support all genres of production at all budget levels and have made some of the biggest feature films and some of the longest running and most successful television series ever screened.

Our award winning members are internationally renowned for their expertise and skill and, among others, have won or been nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Emmy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, and Leo Awards.

From our earliest days, we have actively participated in the development and growth of the film and television production industry in BC and marketed our province as a premier filming destination. Our approach is to supply world class talent and act reasonably to ensure a stable labour relations climate within our industry.

IATSE 891 provides its members with an extended health and dental plan, an RRSP plan, an employee and family assistance plan, and access to other benefits. We also provide our members with ongoing training with a strong emphasis on safety.

Our Local is part of IATSE International, an alliance of all IATSE locals in North America. We are a member of the BC Council of Film Unions, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC, the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Our Departments

Each department of our Local represents a particular entertainment industry trade or craft.
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Costume
  • Editing
  • First Aid / Craft Service
  • Greens
  • Grips
  • Hair
  • Lighting / Electrics
  • Make-Up
  • Painting
  • Production Office
  • Props
  • Script Supervisors / Continuity Coordinator
  • Set Decorating
  • Sound
  • Special Effects
  • Visual Effects